Juniors run off with medals

PAKENHAM CFA junior running team took home a swag of medals from the Western Australian State Junior Championships held in Fremantle last month.
After a long year of raffles and barbecue fundraisers, the coaches, parents and supporters were able to fly west to compete against a mix of the best competitors from different regions throughout WA.
Some of the events the Pakenham team competed in included the disabled wet hose, the hydrant race and the fire-fighter sprint.
Pakenham broke a 15-year-old record in the under-17 wet hose event through Mitch Golding and Nick Chamberlain, while Christian Knowles, Brittaney Keen, Alice Barfoot and Mitch Golding broke an eight-year record in the disabled wet hose event.
In other events, Pakenham finished first in the “Y” coupling event, second in the wet hose (single and double discs) event, second in the marshall event as well as the hydrant race and third in the flaked hose event.
Alice Barfoot and took out first place in the under-17 fire-fighter sprint and Brittaney Keen claimed second place.
Pakenham won the under-17 junior aggregate.
Josh Chamberlain became the first Victorian “pee wee” to compete in the eight to 11 age group during the championships.
The team is looking for interested kids aged 11 to 16 to start immediately. Training is at the John Street temporary library, Mondays and Thursdays starting from 5:30pm.